Illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien with drawings in text, color frontispiece and cartographic end papers, Original dust jacket and greenish blue cloth covered hard covers. THE HOBBIT OR THERE AND BACK AGAIN written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published by Houghton Mifflin Co. Second American Edition, Thirteenth Impression printed in 1961. Tolkien's first novel of "Middle-Earth" and the captivating tale of its hero Bilbo Baggins. One of the most internationally acclaimed works in the fantasy literature genre and one that appears to be eternally popular with readers young and old of any generation. The basis for the acclaimed film trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, 2012-2014.

Clean volume with no foxing, clean map illustrated end pages, no loose, torn or missing pages, no pen, pencil, crayon or other markings noted and binding is tight. Dust jacket is very good with chipping along edges and spine. Jacket protected in clear acid free mylar removable covering. Ex-Libris (private library) with previous owner bookplate on blank preliminary leaf.

Height of book is 7 1/2" and width is 5". There are 315 pages as called for and all illustrations present, clean and bright.


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